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Sheffield’s Credit Union suffers cyber attack

Thousands of members of Sheffield’s Credit Union have had their personal details accessed in a cyber attack. The Credit Union, which offers savings schemes and loans, has contacted its 15,000 members to inform them of the cyber attack, which happened in February but has only recently come to light. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Star Read More »

Dark Web Intelligence Company Warns UK Business of the Rise in Data Attacks on SMBs

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the lack of resources available within smaller companies, and are now between 5 and 20 times more likely to be breached than large enterprises, according to new insights from Terbium Labs. This new data comes just over six months after Britain’s government-backed National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a guide to small business online security, ... Read More »

U.K. Companies Still Struggling to Take Action A Year After WannaCry

The WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled the NHS and infected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries has not translated into action at many organisations. According to a Tanium survey of 500 frontline IT security workers in the U.K, one third (36%) of respondents admitted there was panic immediately after the WannaCry attack, but nothing has changed since.   The ... Read More »

Immersive Labs supports NCSC to help identify tomorrow’s cyber defenders

Immersive Labs has partnered with CyberFirst and the Smallpeice Trust this summer to create a series of tailor-made skill pathways that will precede planned summer programmes across the UK as part of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) ongoing set of initiatives to get young people interested in computer science. Today, Immersive Labs has opened up part of its innovative ... Read More »

Phishers use GDPR to target Airbnb users – security experts give analysis

News broke this week that criminals are attempting to trick Airbnb users into handing over passwords and credit card details by taking advantage of the flood of emails being sent out ahead of the new European General Data Protection Regulation. The email included the following message: “This update is mandatory because of the new changes in the EU Digital privacy legislation that ... Read More »

Russian government strengthening national cyber-security prior to World Cup

The Russian government, together with the national special services, is continuing strengthening the country’s cyber-security prior to the World Cup football tournament being held in the country this summer. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine UK Read More »

ECB designs cyber attack simulation for financial firms

The European Central Bank has designed a new test simulating cyber attacks on banks, stock exchanges and other firms that are critical for the functioning of the financial system, it said on Wednesday. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

Malware targets Drupal to mine for cryptocurrency

The latest version of the Kitty malware family is targeting Drupal websites in an effort to mine cryptocurrency. According to researchers from Imperva’s Incapsula, Kitty is the latest malware to attack the Drupal content management system (CMS) for the purpose of cryptojacking. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Fancy that, Fancy Bear: LoJack anti-laptop theft tool caught phoning home to the Kremlin

LoJack for Laptops, a software tool designed to rat on computer thieves, appears to be serving a double purpose – by seemingly working with a Russian state-sponsored hacking team. The application allows administrators to remotely lock and locate, and remove files from, stolen personal computers. It’s primarily aimed at corporate IT types who want to protect stuff that gets nicked, ... Read More »

Authentication is imperfect, but passwords are not going away

Jonathan Bennun, Product Strategy,

As a hacker, I found vulnerabilities like easy-to-guess passwords made my work much easier. If that attack vector didn’t pan out, I could usually get around the authentication flow, or gain basic privileges and escalate them for admin access. We must accept that these vulnerabilities – imperfect authentication and passwords – are not going away anytime soon, and businesses must ... Read More »